Latest Literacy News

Mississippi hosts meetings for student literacy testing prep

Nov. 08, 2021 18:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is hosting a series of meetings for families of students in kindergarten through third grade who want to improve their children’s reading skills and learn more about state testing. The Mississippi Department of Education has...

Evers vetoes education bill meant to help 'at-risk' readers

Nov. 05, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a plan that would have overhauled how elementary schools work with young children who struggle to read, saying it needs more money to support the changes. The bill would have tripled the number of literacy...

Foundation gifts $1.5M to improve literacy at Detroit school

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday. The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation gift will be used to create the...

Tennessee picks 5 school districts for reading grant program

Sep. 17, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have selected five school districts to receive $300,000 grants under an early literacy program. The state Department of Education says the Reading 360 Model Districts include Bristol, Tennessee, City Schools;...

GM to invest $50M in Detroit education, jobs, neighborhoods

Sep. 14, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $50 million by 2025 to help improve access to education in Detroit, employment opportunities and city neighborhoods. The automaker said Tuesday that it is working with the city on the initiative and that the funding will go...